Encouraging women and their employers to view domestic labour as a specialized career path
Instructions in Household Matters, or...
London: John W. Parker, 1844. First edition. Original publisher's cloth blinding with blind stamped on front and rear boards, measuring 101 x 165mm. Gentle rubbing and shelfwear to boards; some... (Item #2670)
Educating girls in the "virtue, benevolence, good sense and intelligence which render women so important to human society"
A Retired Governess
A Legacy of Affection, Advice...
London: Printed for Sir Richard Phillips and Co, 1827. First Edition. Contemporary full sheep binding with gilt to spine. Gentle rubbing to extremities, repair to slight crack at the top... (Item #2478)
Nobel Prize laureate Jane Addams’ autobiography, documenting her advocacy for women
Twenty Years at Hull-House, with...
New York: Macmillan, 1910. First edition. Fine book in the exceptionally scarce dust jacket. Red cloth binding with bright gilt to front cover and spine; central color illustration of Hull... (Item #2023)
Scarce first edition authored by the first two American women Nobel Peace Laureates & signed by the first women’s studies professor in the U.S.
Addams, Jane; Emily G. Balch...
Women at the Hague: The...
New York: The MacMillan Company, 1915. First edition. Inscribed inside the front cover by Sophinisba Preston Breckinridge. Near Fine in like jacket. Scarce original brown paper dust jacket; light toning... (Item #2011)
"Why in this age has heaven allowed you more and Women less...Why should Women not write as well as men?"
Behn, Mrs. A. [Aphra].
Sir Patient Fancy: A Comedy.
London: Printed by E. Flesher for Richard Tonson, 1678. First Edition. Expertly bound in full red straight-grained morocco, gilt stamping to boards and spine, marbled end-papers, page edges stained yellow... (Item #2156)
An early argument for the improvement of women's education based on the sexes' equality -- an influence on the American seminary movement
[Bennett, John] A Clergyman of...
Strictures on Female Education
Norwich [CT]: Printed by Ebeneezer Bushnell, . First American edition. Contemporary full brown sheep with faint gilt to spine. Gentle rubbing to spine and boards, and bumps to corners. Measures... (Item #2733)
"Facts are more sublime than fictions; and American women have actually performed all the good, and grand, and glorious deeds which the honest and judicious novelist dares ascribe to the female sex"
Clement, [Jesse], editor
Noble Deeds of American Women
Buffalo: Geo. H. Derby and Co., 1851. First Edition. Original publisher's cloth binding stamped in blind with gilt to spine. Gentle shelfwear to extremities; front hinge tender but holding. Collates... (Item #2472)
A call for an end to slavery: "We appeal to you as sisters, as wives, as mothers, to raise your voices to your fellow citizens"
[Cobbe, Frances Power]
Rejoinder to Mrs. Stowe's Reply...
London: Emily Faithfull, 1863. First edition. Original printed wraps containing 11 pages. Measures 102 x 178 mm. Contemporary ownership signature of Mrs. Wisler to title page, with additional note "by... (Item #2660)
Important historical evidence of the changing attitudes of the modern generation compared to their Victorian parents.
[Commonplace Book] Edith G. Lockwood.
Literary and artistic commonplace book...
[United Kingdom]: 1910-1917. Very Good+ manuscript commonplace book measuring 6.5 x 5 inches, with extremities of binding somewhat rubbed but textblock tight and fairly clean. Comprised of 20 handwritten pages... (Item #2284)
California: 1906-1910. Cloth cover over boards, measuring 12 x 9.25 inches. Some rubbing and wear to binding exterior. Internally with some toning and soiling. Bookplate of E.M. Sheater to front... (Item #2296)
A historical record of a girl's adventurous spirit
[Commonplace Book] Louise A. Woods.
Recording a young woman's fascination...
New Bedford, CT: 1855-1859. Comprised of 18 handwritten pages, three hand-drawn illustrations, and 12 pages of pasted in ephemera. Red leather with gilt to spine and boards; some scuffing and... (Item #2469)
[Pennsylvania]: 1894-1896. An exceptional piece documenting the well-rounded college experience of one the early students at a Seven Sisters College. Comprised of 25 handwritten pages, 29 original illustrations, 11 pasted... (Item #2231)
A glimpse into the kitchen of a 19th Century woman
[Cookery] Mrs. Stephens.
Receipt Book, 1874…1883, 1885.
Manuscript recipe book from Mrs. Stephens of Maidstone, Kent. Containing 17 handwritten pages of cookery recipes. Contemporary red sheep over stitched card; scuffing to front and back covers; shelf-wear to... (Item #1967)
An early woman traveler's account of Constantinople and the Middle East
[Craven, Baroness Elizabeth]
Voyage de Milady Craven a....
Paris: Durand, 1789. First Thus. The first French translation, released in Craven's adopted country in the same year as the English. Bound in contemporary mottled calf with gilt to spine... (Item #2163)